President Trump Seeks To Remove TikTok And WeChat From App Stores

TikTok and WeChat will be banned from U.S. app stores unless U.S. President Donald Trump agrees to a deal involving American companies.

The Department of Commerce said it would bar people in the U.S. from downloading the messaging and video-sharing apps through any app store on any platform.

The Trump administration says the companies threaten national security and could pass user data to China.

However, the Chinese government and both companies have denied the charge.

WeChat will effectively shut down in the U.S. on Sunday, but people will still be able to use TikTok until 12 November, when it could also be fully banned.

Marcia Wright, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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